Wolfpacks

Blücher

This Wolfpack operated from 14 Aug 1942 to 28 Aug 1942.

Notes: This group was named after Gebhardt Leberecht von Blücher (1742 - 1819). He was a German Cavalry General in the wars against Napoleon.

U-boats involved with this Wolfpack were:

U-boatCommanderFromToNotesMap
U-107Harald Gelhaus23 Aug 194228 Aug 1942 A
U-214Günther Reeder14 Aug 194228 Aug 1942 B
U-333Peter-Erich Cremer14 Aug 194218 Aug 1942 C
U-406Horst Dieterichs14 Aug 194228 Aug 1942 D
U-566Gerhard Remus14 Aug 194228 Aug 1942 E
U-590Heinrich Müller-Edzards14 Aug 194220 Aug 1942 F
U-594Friedrich Mumm14 Aug 194228 Aug 1942 G
U-653Gerhard Feiler14 Aug 194218 Aug 1942 H
8 boats.

Daily positions of Wolfpack Blücher

Daily positions of U-boats of Wolfpack Blücher. The letters are each assigned to one specific boat.

U-boat position. U-boat lost from the Wolfpack.

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Ships hit by this Wolfpack

Date U-boat Commander Name of ship Tons Nat. Convoy
17 Aug 1942U-566Gerhard Remus Triton6,607nwSL-118
18 Aug 1942U-214Günther Reeder Balingkar6,318nlSL-118
18 Aug 1942U-214Günther Reeder Hatarana7,522brSL-118
18 Aug 1942U-214Günther Reeder HMS Cheshire (F 18) (d.)10,552brSL-118
19 Aug 1942U-406Horst Dieterichs City of Manila7,452brSL-118
28 Aug 1942U-566Gerhard Remus City of Cardiff5,661brSL-119
28 Aug 1942U-566Gerhard Remus Zuiderkerk8,424nlSL-119
 52,536

6 ships sunk (41,984 tons) and 1 ship damaged (10,552 tons).

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(d.) means the ship was damaged.


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